Hight pat on horse （R）
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High Pat on Horse (R) 01
With the power generated through stretching of the left leg, raise the left heel slightly and ground with left toes. Shift
the upright spine to the right when moving the weight center. The right hip is also slightly shifted to the right at the
same height leading the separated right hip and right leg becoming basically perpendicular to the ground.
With the connecting line of the right hip and foot as axis, carry on the rotation of the right hip and the right foot till
they are pointing to the southeast. When shifting the weight center, both hips have to be symmetrical against the
spine as mid point. As a consequence the body is turning from facing south to facing southeast. Simultaneously, with
the left hip and left toes as axis, rotate the left leg slightly as well and turn the left heel to the right placing the left
toes, heel, knee and hip on a straight line.
The position of the left upper arm against the front chest is relatively unchanged. With the elbow as center, rotate
the forearm leading the upper arm and the forearm become a straight line at the same height as the shoulder and
pointing to the east. With the palm facing down, the eyesight is looking at the east. Rotate the right elbow and the
knee at the same time and keep them symmetrical. With the shoulder as center, drop the elbow down slightly. Using
the forearm as axis, turn the downward hooking hand to point left.
As this is a complicated procedure made up with the rotations of the waist, hips, legs, arms, wrists and feet at the
same time. The body parts have to be even, coordinated and synchronized. It is difficult to describe in details by
words. Readers should watch the video more often. Through one’s actual practice and experience, the movement
can be corrected and fine-tuned making it become more stable and smooth.
High Pat on Horse (R) 02
With the right hip as center, turn the body similar to the third kind of rotation as mentioned under the second
summary. Turn the left hip till it is allied with the right hip along the horizon of south and north. The upper body is
accordingly facing east. Both hips and shoulders are located in the same planar. Following the turning of the body,
withdraw and bend the left leg placing it naturally in front of the right foot on the left. Keep the left toes grounded
while withdrawing the left foot.
With the shoulder as center, continue to sink down the right elbow till it is at the same height as the Lute Form. With
the elbow as center, rotate the forearm placing it at the left side of the body and slanting upward. Twist, open and
extend the wrist of the hooked right hand turning the palm to face left with fingers and forearm facing the same
direction. The tips of the fingers are at the same height as the eyesight.
With the left shoulder as center, sink down the left elbow till it is at the same height as the right elbow. Using the
forearm as axis, rotate the hand turning the left palm from facing down to facing up. Also with the left elbow as
center, rotate the left forearm to the right placing the left fingers next to the right elbow. (Reference can be made
with the High Patting The Horse as to the position of the left hand.)
During the whole process, keep the hips at the same height and the spine upright. Ultimately, all the essential
requirements of sitting back in an upright position have to be fulfilled.
由 Daniel Kwok 先生 校译
Proofreaded & Translated
by Mr.Daniel Kwok